STATEWIDE – Sunday marks the 11th annual Open Creamery Day put on by the Maine Cheese Guild.
It’s a day where 18 Maine creameries open their doors inviting the public to tour their barns, meet the animals and, of course, taste some cheese.
Balfour Farm in Pittsfield is one of the creameries welcoming people to see what they have to offer.
Owner Heather Donahue said it’s important for people to see where their food is coming from.
“I think a lot of times people want to know the story behind the cheese. Who is making the cheese? Where the animals are, how are they kept? How are they fed? Where is the cheese made?” Donahue said.
“People can kind of go back to the origins of their food and see the differences in where the food is made,” she said.
Donahue said she and her husband purchased the farm in 2009 and cheese has become their specialty.